Video: Quest for Quake-proof structures (part 1)

-Posted by D.C. Worth, for Barbay (France & US)


Successful tests w/ this steel grid design...
-VIEW VIDEO: Dynastructure™ HERE!

I'd like to see Dynastructure™ style metal structures somewhat like the metal structure (above)... Set in grid formation; it would provide necessary sway to prevent partition wall interaction, decomposition, & collapse. (UCSD) and partners, continue to make significant progress... VIEW:TESTS.

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-Allied Tube & Conduit (ACD), together with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), construct and perfect a pre-engineered, cold-formed structural steel framing system which withstood the shake test; simulating a 7.3 magnitude earthquake...

-And then refining safety, amidst historic 1920's structures...

-View Video (below) which demonstrates tests, conducted by the
-NEES -UCSD Englekirk Structural Engineering Center Read.
-Home of the world’s largest outdoor shake table...

"The brick walls in these kinds of buildings were not intended as structural elements," Shing said. "They were intended as partition walls and also provided fire protection. When they were built, the engineers did not consider these brick walls as part of the structural system."

Andreas Stavridis, a UC San Diego structural engineering Ph.D. candidate, hopes part of his research on the performance of historic masonry buildings during strong earthquakes will help pave the way for new seismic assessment tools for such structures. Read.

-Part of the $1.24 million research project sponsored by the National Science Foundation under the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) program.

-More on this issue, later...
-Filed under New Technologies...

-VIDEO: Quake 1903: Couple’s apartment is tweaked! VIEW.

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